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raiderskater wrote:
September 1, 2019, 11:56 am
May Anthoine Hubert rest in peace. He was only 22, had won two races this season and had several offers from the better F2 teams for next year.

The other F2 race this weekend was cancelled and they will have a minute's silence ahead of the GP tonight.
A stark reminder that motorsport can never truely be safe. I usually dont watch F2, but found myself watching that race. It was quite confronting when i realised i had just watched a man die. He was a great talent and a loss for the future.

But as is custom in motorsport, the show must go on. Daniel Ricciardo said he almost didnt race on sunday, and im glad he did. When a driver starts feeling his mortality then hes one step permanently out of the car.

Watching Charles Leclerc win and win convincingly reminded me that the generation shift is on. The young drivers are here and are making their presence known. Its a joy to know that when Hamilton goes (and i suppose Vettel too) that the sport is in great hands.
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Le Clerc winning on Sunday had a similar feeling to Lowndes winning Bathurst after Peter Brock died. It was the only appropriate result, the sort of moment where you feel maybe, just maybe, there could be some higher power taking a hand in things.

Motorsport-wise, anyway.
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Counting the weeks down to the Aussie Motogp, my first time down.
Leave from work(Newcastle area) Wednesday ride to Wodonga, Thursday over the snowys to lakes entrance, Friday to the track before lunch, Saturday and Sunday till lunch at the track then ride to Cann River, Monday home via Canberra.
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Oh no.

Juan Manuel Correa, the other driver involved in the crash, broke both legs and has spinal cord damage, and now has suffered respiratory complications and been placed in an induced coma: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ine-hubert
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raiderskater wrote:
September 8, 2019, 10:57 am
Oh no.

Juan Manuel Correa, the other driver involved in the crash, broke both legs and has spinal cord damage, and now has suffered respiratory complications and been placed in an induced coma: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ine-hubert
Yeah terrible stuff.

From the footage I saw it didnt look like simple leg fractures - Im not surprised there were ongoing complications.

The poor families.

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bonehead wrote:Counting the weeks down to the Aussie Motogp, my first time down.
Leave from work(Newcastle area) Wednesday ride to Wodonga, Thursday over the snowys to lakes entrance, Friday to the track before lunch, Saturday and Sunday till lunch at the track then ride to Cann River, Monday home via Canberra.
Lots of riding.
That will be awesome.

The one good result from Sunday... 6th MotoGP title for Marquez.

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Sossman wrote:
bonehead wrote:Counting the weeks down to the Aussie Motogp, my first time down.
Leave from work(Newcastle area) Wednesday ride to Wodonga, Thursday over the snowys to lakes entrance, Friday to the track before lunch, Saturday and Sunday till lunch at the track then ride to Cann River, Monday home via Canberra.
Lots of riding.
That will be awesome.

The one good result from Sunday... 6th MotoGP title for Marquez.

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I don't know how you did it David Reynolds.

But you my friend are punching well above your weight.

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-PJ- wrote:I don't know how you did it David Reynolds.

But you my friend are punching well above your weight.

And I'll drink to that..
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Kelly Racing moving to Mustangs in 2020

The whole car of the future plan has been a flop, seeing Mercedes AMG, Nissan and Volvo all pulled their factory backing in less than 5 years

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-TW- wrote:Kelly Racing moving to Mustangs in 2020

The whole car of the future plan has been a flop, seeing Mercedes AMG, Nissan and Volvo all pulled their factory backing in less than 5 years

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Yeap. Back to where we started but worse.

3 years ago the talk was COTF Camaro v Mustang v GTR v C63 but all the manufacturers pulled out.

Now we have a **** ugly Opel Insignia v a Mustang "special" that looks like a pregnant rice bubble.

V8 Supercars has the best batch of drivers outside of F1 and Indycar and they still manage to **** it up.

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GRM have announced they’re leaving the sport, and I’m gutted.

I’ve been following these misfits since the Tander/Bargwanna days. Back in 99, when I was 15, my old man took me to Wakefield Park to see them run Leanne Tander in the Development series. We bought a GRM Supporters shirt, and I thought I’d try my luck and see where I could go if I tried to blend in.

I got into pit lane, and got up to Leannes car, in the old Valvoline paint scheme. I didn’t think I was going to get that far, so I didn’t have a plan on what to do, so I grabbed a cloth and a bucket of water and started cleaning the car.

A few minutes in I heard “What the **** are you doing here?” I turned around, and it was Gary. I stammered, trying to make up something. He just laughed and said “Mate, I think you need to get outta here.” So I ran.

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GRM are not dead, I'm like you Fui, GRM saved my supercars supporting after Brock retired.
S5000 and TCR will get my attention next year, BJR for Bathurst only.
GRM will 've back in 2021 or wildcards in 2020 I think

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bonehead wrote:GRM are not dead, I'm like you Fui, GRM saved my supercars supporting after Brock retired.
S5000 and TCR will get my attention next year, BJR for Bathurst only.
GRM will 've back in 2021 or wildcards in 2020 I think

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I’m with you S5000 has really caught my attention. I was thinking it would just be another Formula Holden type series, but it’s looking like it could be a right proper series to follow.

TCR I can see getting bigger as well. I’d like to see GRM back. I’m not sure if they leased out their RECs or sold them completely. Might be harder to make a comeback if they sold them.

The new Holden arrangement didn’t suit them. They probably would have been better off to follow the Kelly’s to Mustang
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Garry Rogers would never go ford, he said that when the volvo's got porked

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Yeah it’s true, but Ford would have allowed them to actually build parts, rather than buying off T8.
I’m not sure who I’d support now. Kelly’s were my 2nd choice because of the Nissan connection... need to follow a new team now
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:Yeah it’s true, but Ford would have allowed them to actually build parts, rather than buying off T8.
I’m not sure who I’d support now. Kelly’s were my 2nd choice because of the Nissan connection... need to follow a new team now
I mainly support Erebus now

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
bonehead wrote:GRM are not dead, I'm like you Fui, GRM saved my supercars supporting after Brock retired.
S5000 and TCR will get my attention next year, BJR for Bathurst only.
GRM will 've back in 2021 or wildcards in 2020 I think

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I’m with you S5000 has really caught my attention. I was thinking it would just be another Formula Holden type series, but it’s looking like it could be a right proper series to follow.

TCR I can see getting bigger as well. I’d like to see GRM back. I’m not sure if they leased out their RECs or sold them completely. Might be harder to make a comeback if they sold them.

The new Holden arrangement didn’t suit them. They probably would have been better off to follow the Kelly’s to Mustang
Word has it that they sold one or handed it back but the other REC has been leased to MSR for them to run their second car.

Hopefully we see some rule changes and get to see a revitalised GRM with Valvoline backing again once more. One of my all time V8 Supercars memories was that year everyone had switched to the VT commodores and Tander was ripping it up in the VS.


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I'm at Phillip island.
This is pretty cool, long ride down - party atmosphere in the streetsImage

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Gunna be wild today, 50 to 60km/h winds and showers

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Penske has purchased the Indy 500, Indycar series and all of its subsidies


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McLaren have pulled out of the Aus GP due to a crew member having coronavirus

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Now looks like the whole event will be cancelled or postponed

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F1 officially cancelled.
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-PJ- wrote:F1 officially cancelled.
Changed my day off to stay home and watch it, and now it’s over before it even began.


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These F1 races are two weeks apart.

By the time this Coronavirus is bought under control 2 or 3 or 4 or even more races will be cancelled.

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Supercar drivers to compete in an E-series i-racing competition, to be broadcast on Fox Sports and Kayo, while the v888 supercars competition is suspended

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Stirling Moss has died aged 90.

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Without doubt. Speedcafe were doing a poll on the best driver not to win a championship. Dan Gurney would come close, but I think I have DG bias on account of being a fan.

The poll lost me when I saw Mark Webber mentioned
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Crashtappen is joining the Supercars E Series as a wildcard
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Based on the cluster **** of hilarity that was the 3rd race, that could be quite entertaining

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Ferrari and Vettel are parting ways. Sainz is tipped to be announced within the next 48hrs. Ricciardo is rumoured to be heading to Mclaren.

It's going to be interesting to see what happens at Racing Point, and whether Toto goes over once it's renamed to Aston Martin. Could potentially see Hamilton follow to Aston and Vettel to Mercedes
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Reading the reports it sounds like Sainz was the cut price option. Ferrari going back to the old Schumacher days with a clear no1 and a support driver. Their biggest problem lately is never being able to fully bridge the gap to Mercedes for race pace. At the height of the COVID-19 crisis in Italy there was quite a few reports Ferrari might even be pulling out of F1 due to cost. They always had one of the biggest budgets so might struggle to cope with other serious cost cutting measures. Particularly with the new caps being implemented.

Ricciardo ending up at McLaren not such result for him. Team made big strides forward last year and they won't have to do as much trimming under the new cap. Much better prepared to work within those limitations.
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